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Cosmo vs Ballys

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels' started by BlueBellThunder, Dec 7, 2016.

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  1. BlueBellThunder

    BlueBellThunder VIP Whale

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    I'm looking to go to Vegas in April. I can get a room at Ballys in the Jubilee tower for $560 all in taxes and resort fees. I contacted Kevin Sweet at Cosmo and I can get a terrace studio for $950 plus taxes and resort fees. This is for 7 nights 11th-18th. My question is it worth an extra $700 for the Cosmo. I love the idea of having a balcony to look out of. I hopeful that it'll be a fountain view room, though Kevin said they can only request it no guarantees.

    Thanks for all advice in advance.
     
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    I'm not following your math, but for a week $700.00 is more than worth it. It's been a few years since I stayed at the Cosmo, but the rooms are incredible and after having a balcony you'll never want to go back.
     
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    The $950 price doesn't include taxes or resort fees. I'm estimating about $300 extra.

    Thank for your input. I do thinks it's worth the extra money, just soliciting opinions.

    I usually fly Spirit to Vegas and I always pay extra for the big front seat. So I figure if I can pay an extra $100 per person for the flight for 10 hours total comfort why not $700 for a whole week. I think I just convinced myself to do it.
     
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    Sorry I didn't catch the "not including fees bit".

    The Cosmo is such a nice property compared to Bally's. I can't imagine you regretting the decision.
     
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    If you can afford it, Cosmo will blow Bally's away. And that from someone who loves Bally's and usually stays at Bally's.
     
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    Yeah, I have to agree. If the $700 difference is not going to cause you hardship, the Cosmo rooms are pretty damn incredible. I also stay at and really like Bally's, but that is because Bally's is free where Cosmo usually is not for us.
     
  7. nostresshere

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    You are doing a full week. Maybe the first 3-4 days at Ballys, then over to Cosmo. They might give you a sweeter deal for shorter number of nights. Most times I think they are tight on 7 day stays. They figure you will run out of money in a few days and then just hang out after that. Or, you loss limits are fixed and when it is gone, it is gone. Even if day one. This is from the Casino's point of view - not yours.

    I would be willing to bet Kevin opted throw "xxx$$" at you in rooms. And since it was 7 nights of rooms, you had to pay the difference. He would not say it that way, but math is math.
     
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    Have to agree with the others, if money isn't an issue go with the Cosmo.
     
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    Never stayed @ Cosmo, but have stayed @ Bally's. If the money's not a consideration, I'd go with Cosmo. Just being brutally honest, if the Bally's room wasn't comped...I would not pay to stay there. That's just me! I like to gamble at Bally's - but room wise - I think there's room for improvement.
     
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    I've done the splitting of rooms in the past. Not a fan of it, would rather pay the extra for the convenience. I do like most and set a daily loss limit. About $300-400 a day. I think CET is getting a little stingy with their rooms. In the past I would 5 nights comped anywhere but Ceasars. Now the best I can get is Ballys. Plus they would charge me on Friday & Saturday about $50 a night, now it's usually $150. The good old days are over in Vegas. And now CET is charging for parking on top of rental cars going up. I might just use ride share this trip. I like to stray off strip. Has anyone had a problem getting Uber at places like the M resort?

    Thanks for all the advice.
     
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    You shouldn't have trouble getting Uber anywhere
     
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    I like them both but Cosmo is much nicer property
     
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    Okay, I get some folks do not want to split rooms - but you might save $500 to do it.

    We prefer it, as one hotel will get old, and the excitement of a new room is part of the trip.
     
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    I think I would save about $300 splitting rooms. I would just rather pay the extra money for the convenience factor. To the person that mentioned they wouldn't pay for Ballys I kind of agree but I can only get comped at CET's lower tier properties. Back in 09 I was getting comped rooms at Caesars Palace and Planet Hollywood. Those days seem to be over. On the plus side a good indicator of a better economy.
     
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    Room views/Balconies in Las Vegas are overrated IMO.

    It's cool after stepping foot in your room at first, but how much time does one really just stare out the window? I could find so many other things to spend $700 on.
     
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    I think it might be way more than that. If you only did 3-4 nights at Cosmo, the cost may well be way lower than what you are figuring, even better if not on weekend nights.
     
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    If money is an issue, stay at Bally's or split between Ballys and Cosmo. Otherwise, I'd stay the entire week at Cosmo. I always book a balcony fountain view room there (usually the West Tower, 60th floor, odd number rooms) so enjoy it you decide to go that way!
     
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    Money is a small issue but I can afford it, if not it would be Ballys for me. I've never really splurged on a really nice hotel and I'm going for my birthday. I'm going from Tuesday the 11th through the 18th. The only way to save a lot would be start at Cosmo and end at Ballys, which imho would suck going from a nice hotel to an ok hotel. I've stayed at Ballys and it was ok noting overwhelming. The best place I ever stayed at was Caesars in the palace tower. Don't have the bankroll to stay at places like Wynn.

    Again thanks for the input. I booked my room last night. Now the long wait begins lol.
     
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    That's awesome news and hope you enjoy your birthday celebration at Cosmo! I know what you mean about the long wait... My next trip is in mid-May and I'm waiting for some good comp deals via MLife lol BTW-- what part of Jersey are you in? I'm in Monmouth County...
     
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    You'll enjoy it and glad it doesn't break your budget, and I hear you about convenience, but in general, I'd agree with @nostresshere - the value of the balcony diminishes on a longer trip. For a couple of nights it's a no brainer to spring for the extra $100/night if you've never stayed there before, but it adds up.

    I guess the other thing is, obviously by not staying at Bally's you're not hurting the offers you'll get from CET, but a $300 - $400 loss limit is gonna keep a lid on the type of offers you get from Cosmo, although if you end up loving it, that may not matter too much, might as well get your feet wet. But that would be another potential reason to split the trip, at least on a first Cosmo stay. 3 or 4 nights of play at that level might get you offers that are as good as 7.
     
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